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Caneton Aux Navets

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Caneton Aux Navets is a french duckling recipe prepared with turnips and onions. Oven braised and served with sauce of lemon juice with pan drippings, the Caneton Aux Navets is great for parties and has a delicate flavor to it.
  Duckling 5 Pound (Oven-Ready And With The Giblets Reserved, 1 Duckling Of 2.5 Kilogram/ 5 Pound)
  Butter 3 Ounce (75 Gram)
  Dry white wine 8 Fluid Ounce (250 Milliliter)
  Duck stock 12 Fluid Ounce (Made With The Reserved Giblets, 350Milliliter)
  Bouquet garni 2
  Onions 16 (Pickling Or Pearl)
  Soft brown sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Small white turnips 2 Pound, quartered (1 Kilogram)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornflour 2 Tablespoon, blended with 2 tablespoon water
  Water 2 Tablespoon (For Blending The Cornstarch)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Preheat the oven to hot 22o°C (Gas Mark 7, 425 °F).
Rub the duck all over with salt and pepper.
Melt a third of the butter in a large flameproof casserole.
Add the duck and fry until it is evenly browned.
Pour over the wine and stock, and add the bouquets garnis and seasoning.
Bring to the boil, then transfer the casserole to the oven.
Braise the duck for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt another third of the butter in a frying pan.
Add the onions and half the sugar and fry gently for 5 minutes.
Transfer the onions to a plate.
Melt the remaining butter in the pan and add the turnips and remaining sugar.
Fry gently until the turnips are evenlybrowned.
Transfer the turnips to the onions.
Reduce the oven temperature to warm 170°C (Gas Mark 3, 325°F).
Arrange the vegetables around the duck, cover and return the casserole to the oven.
Braise for a further 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until the duck is cooked through and tender.
Transfer the duck to a warmed serving dish and untruss.
Transfer the onions and turnips to the dish and arrange them decoratively around the duck.
Keep hot while you make the sauce.
Strain the cooking liquid into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Boil rapidly for 5 minutes, or until it has reduced by about a third.
Stir in the lemon juice and seasoning.
Stir in the cornflour (cornstarch) until the sauce has thickened and is smooth.
Pour the sauce into a warmed sauceboat and serve at once, with the duck and vegetables.
Garnish with the parsley.

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Caneton Aux Navets Recipe